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macOS 10.14 Mojave Compatibility Info

Apple released macOS Mojave on September 24th, 2018. UAD software is not yet fully tested or qualified with macOS Mojave.

The latest UAD software (v9.7) is tested and compatible with released versions of 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra, and 10.13 High Sierra. Pre-release and beta versions of macOS are not supported.

Full testing and qualification of UAD software with macOS Mojave will be available in a future UAD software release. Please watch this page for details as they become available.

 

UAD Installation With MacOS Mojave

Note: UA support will have limited ability to assist customers running macOS Mojave.

If you choose to install UAD software with macOS Mojave — for example, if you purchase a new Mac with Mojave preinstalled — please be aware that Mojave will present new access control dialogs during the UAD installation process.

  1. To install UAD software when running macOS Mojave, always click the "OK" button on new dialogs that are presented by the OS (see screenshots below).

  2. Additionally, you'll need to click the "Allow" button in the Security & Privacy panel within macOS System Preferences, as described in this article.

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New access control dialog presented during UAD installation — click OK

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New access control dialog presented after restarting — click OK

 

Enabling Audio Inputs With macOS Mojave

With macOS Mojave, audio applications must be explicitly allowed to access audio inputs (including internal microphones and external inputs from UA audio interfaces).

To enable audio inputs in Mojave, click “OK” when an alert dialog appears asking for access to the microphone. Note that Apple uses “microphone” in this alert, but the context includes inputs from any audio device.

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Mojave audio inputs access dialog click OK


Manually enabling audio inputs in Mojave

Follow the steps below to manually enable application access to audio inputs. These steps may be necessary if “OK” isn’t clicked in the microphone access alert.

  1. Close the Mac audio application(s).
  2. On the Mac, open System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
  3. In the left column within the Privacy pane, click Microphone.
  4. In the right column, tick the checkbox next to the app(s) to enable audio input access. You may need to click the lock icon and authenticate to enable system changes.

For related information, see this Apple support article.

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Allowing apps to access audio inputs in Mojave

 

Enabling Console Keystroke Passthrough in Mojave

With macOS Mojave, Console must be explicitly allowed to pass keystrokes through to a DAW. Console keystroke passthrough allows DAW applications to be controlled with the computer keyboard (for transport, record enable, etc.) when Console is the foreground application.

To enable Console keystroke passthrough:

  1. When an alert dialog appears* asking to grant access to the “UA Mixer Engine” application, appears, click “Open System Preferences” in the dialog. The System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy panel appears.

    *Note: The alert appears with the first keystroke when Console is in the foreground.

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Mojave Accessibility Access (Events) dialog — click Open System Preferences

  1. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy, click the lock icon at lower left of the Privacy panel and authenticate to allow changes.
  2. In the right column of the Privacy panel, click the “UA Mixer Engine” checkbox. Done!

 

Manually enabling Console Keystroke Passthrough in Mojave

Follow the steps below to manually enable Console keystroke pass-through. These steps may be necessary if “Open System Preferences” isn’t clicked in the Accessibility Access alert.

  1. Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy panel (the application can be accessed from the Apple Menu at upper left of display), then click the Accessibility icon in the left column.
  2. Click the lock icon at lower left of the Privacy panel and authenticate to allow changes.
  3. In the right column of the Privacy panel, click the “+” button and navigate to:
    /Library/Application Support/Universal Audio/Apollo/UA Mixer Engine
  4. Click the “UA Mixer Engine” application so it is selected, then click Open.
  5. In the right column of the Privacy panel, click the “UA Mixer Engine” checkbox. Done!

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Allowing Console keystroke passthrough in Mojave

 

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